A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 10PM for Avery, Burke, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in WNC. Severe storms will be possible through then. Remain storm alert, and be prepared to move to a sturdy shelter if a warning is issued for your location or area.
The rest of WNC will experience a quiet evening with clearing skies. Temperatures will begin to cool more quickly as a cold front pushes into the region tonight. Many will cool into the 50s overnight, with 40s likely at higher elevations. Thursday will be a breezy and cool day with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s for most mountain valleys. A few showers will be possible during the afternoon tomorrow, but most will not see measurable rain.
Temperatures by Friday morning will dip into the 40s for most mountain valleys with 30s possible at highest elevations (5,000 feet +). Sun and clouds will mix Friday as highs warm into the lower 70s in Asheville. Sunshine wins out through the coming weekend as weather perfection is achieved with highs in the lower and middle 70s!
The chilly nights are here to stay for a while. Lows will range from the 40s to lower 50s through Monday.
Tropical Storm Matthew formed earlier today in the Western Atlantic. It is a weak tropical storm at this point but bears close watching the next several days as it will likely continue to move towards the Caribbean and thus the United States. Plenty of uncertainty remains with the exact track and intensity of this storm, so stay with News 13 and SkyWatch weather for the latest.
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